Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Last trip of the season

I had a great summer. Now back to work. I do get to run the train.

Here is a map of the STOC events I rode.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

CoSTOC 9/12/11 - Ride the Big Horns again

Final day of the CoSTOC Trip is a quick run from Basin to Billings, except for Breakfast at Dirty Annies and an extended stop for the construction on US 14 on the Dayton side. They are repaving the entire east side... it really needed it as the tar snakes prevent any kind of spirited ride.

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202.85 mi

Time: 03:44:19
Moving Time: 03:20:16
Elapsed Time: 04:06:12
Avg Speed: 54.3 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 60.8 mph
Max Speed: 94.1 mph

Heart Rate
Avg HR: 53 bpm
Max HR: 84 bpm

Sunday, September 11, 2011

CoSTOC 9/11/11 On the way home with Adam and Bill and Steve

Summary-- Always a pleasure to ride with these guys. L-R, Steve (Canada) and Adam and Bill from Washington State.

Photo below- Entering Steamboat Springs, Colorado Above - Coffee stop in Breckenridge, Colorado

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When we left Manitou it was showing 2 degrees above freezing. For some reason I was OK without the electric vest. I rode as far as Craig with these guys then headed north.

I didn't make it home... ended up in Basin, WY at the Lilac Motel again. $39 with a rock solid WiFi... I was able to upload the photos

Overall - Manitou, Colorado to Basin, Wyoming
Time: 11:49:02
Distance: 602 mi
Elevation Gain: 21,674 ft

Time: 11:49:02
Moving Time: 09:32:00
Elapsed Time:
Avg Speed: 46.0 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 57.0 mph
Max Speed: 94.2 mph

Heart Rate
Avg HR: 78 bpm
Max HR: 110 bpm

Saturday, September 10, 2011

CoSTOC 9/10/11 Ride with Tim and Mark

more Pictures of the Day Ride

Tim above with the cheesy grin and Mark below

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CoSTOC 9/10/11 SAT
Sat, Sep 10, 2011
Activity Type: Motorcycling | Event Type: Touring

Tim and Mark were kind enough to allow me to "camp" in their room. We rode some back roads together to Deckers and my old stomping ground roads near Evergreen. Even went by Echo lake and the old cabin. I got a little nostalgic wishing I could have been riding my bicycle with all the bicycles in Deer Creek Canyon. I was pretty lonely back in the day. We also went to Echo lake and came back through Evergreen and rode the back way through Stanley Park and North Turkey Creek.

Time: 07:49:37
Distance: 269.53 mi
Elevation Gain: 22,198 ft

Time: 07:49:37
Moving Time: 05:36:29
Elapsed Time: 07:49:37
Avg Speed: 34.4 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 48.1 mph
Max Speed: 95.5 mph

Heart Rate
Avg HR: 94 bpm
Max HR: 122 bpm

Friday, September 9, 2011

CoSTOC 9/9/11

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Not included on the maps was a ride over to Harley Davidson with Terry and Mark to get a new adapter cable for the electric vest. Norman looked at (and later bought) an ST, trading his Buell in on it. Welcome to the fold Norman

Summary- Parker, Colorado to Manitou Springs, Colorado
Time: 02:30:46
Distance: 92.73 mi
Elevation Gain: 5,215 ft

Time: 02:30:46
Moving Time: 02:01:03
Elapsed Time: 22:57:50

Avg Speed:
36.9 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 46.0 mph
Max Speed: 80.7 mph

Heart Rate
Avg HR: 75 bpm
Max HR: 118 bpm

Thursday, September 8, 2011

CoSTOC 9/8/11 - Baby Salem

Little Salem is why I wasn't at CoSTOC the first day... got to see her and my Dad and Diane and Amy and Pat at Tyler and Erin's new house.

CoSTOC 9/8/11
Thu, Sep 8, 2011
Activity Type: Motorcycling | Event Type: Touring
Casper, WY to Parker, CO

Summary- Casper to Parker
Time: 08:36:25
Distance: 414.89 mi
Elevation Gain: 23,172 ft

Time: 08:36:25
Moving Time: 07:13:52
Elapsed Time: 08:36:25
Avg Speed: 48.2 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 57.4 mph
Max Speed: 395.3 mph (somehow I doubt that)

Heart Rate
Avg HR: 82 bpm
Max HR: 109 bpm

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CoSTOC 9/7/11 - Ride the Big Horns

Photo near Ten Sleep, WY

CoSTOC 9/7/11
Wed, Sep 7, 2011
Activity Type: Motorcycling | Event Type: Touring

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Summary- Billings to Casper via US14 west over the Big Horns and US16 east over the Big Horns again... Granite Pass and Ten Sleep Pass. US 14 on the Dayton side is milled and undergoing repaving... the delay was not bad. Stopped in Burgess to see if the guys had arrived. They had not. I was thinking they were riding up from Greybull and I'd run into them as I was riding down to Greybull. . Turned out they rode up from Lovell and had lunch in Burgess as I was having lunch at Dirty Annies down in Shell just 25 miles away. I did not see them until Manitou as they stayed in Lander just west of Casper about 110 miles. I rode on intending to make Laramie but ended up in Casper. I had to call the cops during the night as there was a disturbance at the Motel 6. Casper is a hole. It isn't the first time I had trouble in a motel there (Ramada) I'll not ever stop in Sheridan or Casper again.

Time: 09:11:39
Distance: 451.14 mi
Elevation Gain: 26,046 ft

Time: 09:11:39
Moving Time: 07:24:56
Elapsed Time: 09:11:39
Avg Speed: 49.1 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 60.8 mph
Max Speed: 95.4 mph

Heart Rate
Avg HR: 97 bpm
Max HR: 134 bpm